Former CEO of Lawson Software and XRS Corporation, Author
Jay Coughlan has been a CEO, a keynote speaker, and a mentor to aspiring business leaders. He is also a convicted felon, and has spent time in prison. During this dark part of his life, he began developing a framework for dealing with the troubles that life inevitably brings.
Former Major League pitcher, Olympic gold medalist and motivational speaker
Jim Abbott's unique life has been an inspiration to audiences across the country. From his stellar high school and collegiate athletic career to the Olympics to his professional career in Major League Baseball, Jim's story is one of triumph over adversity, encouragement, and dreams fulfilled. Born missing his right hand, Jim learned to view his disability as an opportunity and worked to achieve extraordinary success as an athlete.
Chion NFL Quarterback and Sports Commentator
Since former NLF quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly retired from football, he has overcome incredible odds, surviving cancer, a plane crash and the loss of his nine-year-old son. He continues to leave a legacy off the field with his passion for giving back.
- Nominated for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award
- Shares the heartbreaking story of his childhood and describes how magic helped him overcome tragedy
- Featured by HBO, FOX Sports, ESPN and E! for his inspirational triumph in the face of adversity
- Master magician who finished third in season 11 of America’s Got Talent
Journalist, TV Producer, Author
Linda Ellerbee is an outspoken journalist, award-winning television documentary producer, writer and anchor, best-selling author, breast cancer survivor, mom, grandmother and one of the most sought-after speakers in America.
Majora is the 1st Black person to be invited back to the TED mainstage, based on the strength of her new book, Reclaiming Your Community - you don't have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one.
Inspirational Story, Bank Executive, Entrepreneur, Author
Her engaging stories of perseverance, leadership, and training the next generation of leaders will inspire your attendees to take action and conquer their challenges.